Passenger, caught 23/9/2006 (National moth night).

Mothing at St Margaret's

Most of the Moth lists and Photographs are from my garden (TR359450) in the village of St Margaret's at Cliffe in Kent. It is situated about 1Km from the sea and has farmland with in 100 metres. The garden is well shrubbed and about 1600 sq metres. I normally run a 125 MV lamp and a 15W actinic light over-night and once the season gets going a couple of other traps. At the moment both are 25W black Lamps. previously I used a 160W blended lamp in one of them. All traps are home made. Trapping dates refer to the date the trap was put out.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
I try and identify all the Macro Moths, with the micros I am not at all systematic, I do more than I used to with the help of the new book, but there are some that do get through.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Species List for 24/5/2014

Slightly cooler, 11.8 deg C with just a gentle breeze. 44 moths of 23 species, including four new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
714 Agonopterix yeatiana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1063 Celypha striana 1 NFY   
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1 NFY
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1    
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 1 NFY
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1 NFY
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 8
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

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